Borgo Scopeto 2009 Chianti Classico, $9.99-$18.99, 86 points, appears a light, cranberry red with a very broad watery rim.
A dense perfume aroma fills the glass with thick smells of earth, flowers, and cherry.
Just as a side note, as so often is the case with European red wines, this is the second one consecutively with a mere 13% alcohol, which is not typically the case with North American red wines.
The medium-plus body of good acidity and moderate tannin begins fairly smooth with a bit of plum and red cherry, but gathers a scratchy edge of spice with a sour note, that carries into the finish.
I see this wine as more a red-table-wine than a drink-alone sipper.
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